St. Thomas Aquinas School, Indianapolis, Indiana

Section One:  Delivery of Learning

  • Describe how you will deliver continuous learning opportunities for all students, including special student populations.
  • eLearning for grades K-8
  • Teachers using:  paper packets; posted recorded instructional videos (loom), Google, youTube; face to face instructional Google Meets that are recorded and posted
  • Individuals meetings: scheduled “office hours” for email questions and responses; one on one Google Meet question/answers and tutoring
  • Describe how your district communicates expectations for continuous learning implementation to 1. ) students, 2.) families, and 3.) staff. 
  • Principal – recorded and posted youTube daily morning prayer, pledge, announcements to parents/staff
  • Principal – Jupiter emails to parents/staff, setting school schedule, announcements
  • Principal – weekly School Newsletter – parents/staff
  • Principal – emails to staff,  weekly/biweekly Google Meets Staff meeting
  • Teachers – emails to parents/students
  • Teachers – use of Google Calendar, Google Homework Doc by grade, Google Classroom with students
  • Students and parents have access to Jupiter online grading system
  • Describe student access to academic instruction, resources, and supports during continuous learning.
  • Students have internet access
  • Students have access to resources via Google products
  • Students have paper resources compiled by teachers and distributed via safe distancing procedures
  • Students can email teachers with questions and/or arrange for one on one tutoring via Google Meet
  • What equipment and tools are available to staff and students to enable your continuous learning plan? Please list. 
  • Google applications
  • Computers
  • Learning programs such as IXL, Lexia, Renaissance Learning, Read Works, Edpuzzle
  • Describe how educators and support staff are expected to connect with students and families on an ongoing basis. 
  • Email – gmail
  • Google products – instruction and attendance
  • Jupiter email
  • Flip Grid for attendance
  • Google Meets for instruction and social/emotional connections within grade levels
  • Directly calling parents to answer questions/concerns
  • Describe your method for providing timely and meaningful academic feedback to students.
  • Jupiter grades – must be updated weekly
  • If a student appears to be lagging behind, teachers contact parents/students to offer assistance.
  • Flipgrid, teachers can respond to students quickly
  • Google Classroom offers comment section

Section Two:  Achievement and Attendance

  • Does your continuous learning plan provide an avenue for students to earn high school credits? If so, describe the approach.
DNA – no dual credit opportunities
  • Describe your attendance policy for continuous learning. 
  • Attendance is taken daily by Homeroom teachers
  • Students are required to check in daily via Flip Grid or through Google Classroom.
  • Students who have not contacted homeroom teachers will be considered absent
  • Parents will be contacted if a student has not checked in for 3 days.
  • Describe your long-term goals to address skill gaps for the remainder of the school year. 
  • Title 1  – 2020 summer tutoring being offered 3 times/week for 5 weeks students who qualify for Title Services.
  • Staff will meet at the end of the year to discuss gaps and make plans to address them.  The curriculum will be revised for the following school year as needed.

Section Three:  Staff Development

  • Describe your professional development plan for continuous learning. 
Teachers have determined what they needed to do to best serve their students and implemented it.  Our technology teacher has provided one on one instruction as well as training videos for various technology applications.  The Staff meets weekly via Google Meet to discuss new concerns and ways to meet these needs.

Once you have completed this document, please complete this Jotform  to share some additional data points and submit your Continuous Learning Plan link. Submission is required by April 17.